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Can I Get My Ex to Pay More Child Support?

In an ideal world, the child support system would be easy to navigate and automatic.  It would be wonderful if child support payments were automatically adjusted every year based off of cost of living and income changes….but unfortunately “automatic adjustments” do not exist for child support.Child support can be determined both as a result of […]

Maryland Child Support FAQ

Parents are often nervous about the Maryland child support process and wonder how much they’ll be ordered to pay. There are many factors involved and the complexity of the calculation calls for the insight of an experienced Maryland child support lawyer. If you have questions about child support in Maryland, we’re here to help. Below, […]

The 14 Do’s & Don’ts of Divorce

Over the years, I have helped guide many clients through many divorces, both amicable and and not so amicable. I have seen firsthand what an emotional and difficult process it can be to exit a marriage that was supposed to last forever. I have also gathered some easy-to-follow pointers to help my clients who find […]

10 Factors a Judge Considers in a Maryland Custody Case

When you’re going through a divorce and the child custody process, it may feel as though the state of Maryland is suddenly snooping into your life. Now a judge wants to know all kinds of details about your finances, relationships, home setup, and parenting style. A family law and child custody attorney can help you […]

What You Should Know About Torts, Spousal Relationships and Divorce

Do you know a major change to Maryland tort law allows you to sue your spouse for harming you? Even though it’s been 16 years since this change was put into effect, it’s still a complex area of the law to understand. Here is what you need to know about torts, spousal relationships and divorce. […]

Maryland Long Distance Parenting Plans Put Kids First

Divorcing Parents Live Far Apart, Raising a Child Together Becomes Complex Under Maryland divorce and custody laws, parents are strongly encouraged to establish a parenting plan with a visitation schedule that clarifies exactly where a child will spend their time. Of course, it’s not always as simple as it seems. Sometimes, the long distance involved […]

Reinventing Child Support in Maryland Benefits Children & Families Most

Maryland’s child support payment system has become increasingly unfair and ineffective over the past two decades, according to a new report from the Abell Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Baltimore. Maryland parents current on their child support orders have an average income of $44,000 – the payments […]